Kaduna State Governor Presents 2019 Budget To The State House of Assembly

The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai yesterday presented the 2019 Budget before the honorable members of the state house of assembly. According to the active governor, his administration has worked to promote equality of opportunity, expressed in concrete actions to give ordinary people and their children a fair chance in the race of life. He said that his government has taken painful, but necessary actions to ensure that only qualified teachers are in the public schools.

He said that his administration has taken significant steps to boost agricultural productivity in the state, through the provision of access to finance and markets to farmers because his administration exited the fraudulent regime of fertiliser subsidy since 2016, yet ensured that farmers could buy cheap fertiliser. The proposed 2019 Budget Size is N155,865,339,539.77 with Recurrent Expenditure of N62,339,040,309.19 and Capital Expenditure of N93,526,299,230.58 representing 40% as Recurrent Expenditure and 60% as Capital Expenditure.

In terms of opportunities, It is anchored on their commitment to promoting equal opportunity, human capital development and improving infrastructure. The sectoral allocations are such that these are the three areas that take the biggest chunk of the budget.

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